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edit filter on create

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05 Apr, 2015 02:27 PM

it would be great if i could edit a custom filter right when i create it. There are several sites that use id="12345ABC_adv_modal_popup" where the leading 12345ABC is some randombly generated ID for the pop up to prevent ad block, so i have to go to my options, find the rule i just created, and add the * to the id*="...." statement and remove the leading random stuff so that the popup modal actually gets blocked. It would be great if i could just tweak the filter when it's being created, maybe shown the filter in an editable text box if i'm setup as an advanced user?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Neelfyn on 05 Apr, 2015 07:12 PM

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    Hi derekrneil,

    If you go to AdBlock button > Options > General, and enable I'm an advanced user, show me advanced options, the ad blocking wizard will have an Edit button next to "Block it!", which allows you to modify the filter that is being added.

    Hope this helps!

  2. 2 Posted by derekrneil on 07 Apr, 2015 06:30 PM

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    i didn't notice that after i turned on advanced user, better, but i guess it prevents people from typing something in there by accident

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Neelfyn on 07 Apr, 2015 08:16 PM

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    That is correct. Please don't hesitate to contact us again if you have any further questions, or any suggestions for AdBlock!

  4. Neelfyn closed this discussion on 07 Apr, 2015 08:16 PM.

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